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John Pavia

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, LogicSource

Although he started his career as an assistant district attorney in New York City, John Pavia has spent the past 18 years playing an integral role in a series of very public corporate turnarounds. He sits on several boards and is currently executive vice president of LogicSource, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Prior to joining LogicSource, Mr. Pavia was executive vice president and general counsel at FM Facility Maintenance, which he helped grow into the largest privately held maintenance provider in North America.

Mr. Pavia was also a member of the management group that acquired Moore Corporation and then executed a roll-up strategy that in 2005 led to their takeover of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. In the span of five years, the team grew the business from $500 million in top-line sales to $7.5 billion, creating the largest commercial printer in the world. During that period, Moore Corporation was named one of the Best Performing Stocks on the New York Stock Exchange for 2002. Mr. Pavia served as deputy general counsel and was responsible for supporting the company’s growth strategy.

Prior to his success at R. R. Donnelley, Mr. Pavia held the position of general counsel at Huon Corporation, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company based in London and Melbourne, Australia.  Huon was also a turnaround project that culminated in a very successful sale of the company to TiG in 2000.

Mr. Pavia served as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn from 1992 to 1995. He then became a partner in the law firm of Levy & Droney in Farmington, Connecticut, where he focused on commercial litigation and corporate transactions. Mr. Pavia has also been associated with Quinnipiac University School of Law for over 26 years as an adjunct professor and has taught courses in constitutional law, criminal procedure, software and internet law, and trial advocacy. He has provided extensive commentary on television and radio. During the Clinton impeachment, John served as a legal analyst for both MSNBC and Fox News. During the presidential recount in 2000, he was one of the lead attorneys brought into Florida to represent Governor George W. Bush. John’s career in politics began in 1987, when he served as an assistant to Senator Bob Dole during his presidential campaign.

Mr. Pavia attended American University School of Law and later clerked for U.S. District Judge Robert Zampano in New Haven. He currently lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife, Superior Court judge Robin Pavia, and their four children.